Ephemeral Lines

19 September 2020

Join us to celebrate the completion of Ephemeral Lines by the Zadissa sisters at Milton Keynes’ open market with the African Diaspora Foundation.

11am – 1pm
Saturday 19 September 2020
Open market MK, 706 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3NT
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Free, everyone welcome

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

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A collection of the stories gathered throughout the project formed the basis of a huge single artwork called Ephemeral Lines which you can visit at the open market on the 19 September.

Ephemeral Lines is not only collecting stories but also giving other communities in MK a platform, therefore the African Diaspora Foundation will be hosting the event together with MKAC at the open market, with spoken word and workshop activities on offer throughout the day which you will also be able to follow online via an Instagram livestream.

For Ephemeral Lines, the Zadissa sisters have asked people if the architecture, cultural provision and infrastructure of where they live reflects who they are and who they feel connected to. At a time of lock-down due to a pandemic, the project examines the importance of human connections and sharing experiences. To collect these voices, Ramona and Elmira developed a digital platform for people to share their stories and interact with each-other, and the artists, during the isolation period and beyond.

Alongside the platform Elmira and Ramona have worked with the African Diaspora Foundation, Q:alliance and Living Archive MK telling their story of experiences from social distancing and self-isolation and if conveying these stories can be a means to bring communities closer.

In partnership with:

African Diaspora Foundation
Living Archive MK
Heritage Open Days MK

Sypported wth funding from Arts Council England

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